Catch of the Day
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It was a very calm and warm august morning on Waconia Lake. This lake has clear to stained water and tons of aquatic vegetation to fish and is like White Bear Lake in the amount of underwater structure it has, but the water here is not as clear and White Bear has even more underwater structure. The weed growth here is thicker and is heavily composed of Eurasian Milfoil.
This lake also has a special slot limit for bass. You must release all bass between 17 and 21 inches in length, and you can keep only one bass over 21 inches. This regulation is to protect and grow larger bass.
Calm water and bright sunlight usually tend to keep the bass deep and close to the weeds, so I began the day fishing a weedline with a Texas rigged worm. I chose the Texas rig because of all the heavy weed growth. I could have chosen a jig also, but the Texas rigged worm comes through the weeds so much easier that I can fish it a little bit faster. I had never fished this lake before, so I needed to do a little searching for a good place to fish. The extra speed I get with the worm would help me do that.
I did find a nice little spot on one of the many bars this lake has to offer. I caught several bass and one northern pike on the deep weedline. In the video below, watch how I positioned the boat over the top of the weeds, I was just pitching my plastic worm over the edge of the weeds, working it back up to the edge of the weeds, and then a few feet further into the weeds. I caught a couple of very nice bass on this lake. One of them weighed nearly six pounds.
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Lures Used: Texas rigged worm. Water Clarity: Clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds and weedlines, points, humps, and bars. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass and northern pike. Topics of Discussion: Fishing a Texas rigged worm.